Ed Hose

Featured Cover Artist


Never happier than when covered head to toe in paint, ED earned a BFA from Temple University Tyler Art School, where she studied performance art, illustration and design. Quickly learning that the demand for performance art was not as high as one might think in the "real world," she took a job as art director for an entertainment collectibles company, designing movie memorabilia, packaging and marketing materials. There she discovered no one was impressed with how messy she could be. That's when she developed her current style of illustration, working with a micron graphic pen, drawing by hand, and then completing all the color and shading in the computer.

"I subscribe to the philosophy that more is more. I know the value of less, but for some reason, I am just so much more attracted to more: more color, more fun, more laughing, more cake, more wine, more conversation. This comes across in my drawing. If I don't have someone standing behind me telling me to put down the pen, I will draw until I run out of paper. I am not so much afraid of white space, as I am in love with filling it." 

ED has been a freelance illustrator and designer for more than 15 years, creating everything from murals to children's books. Her work can be seen on billboards, mantels, tee-shirts and products worldwide.  In fact, if you've ever driven into Charleston (SC) on Highway 17 heading north, you will see one of ED's instantly recognizable, bigger-than-life murals.

When not drawing, ED, who has a fabulous sense of humor, can be found building things out of sticks and coloring outside the lines with her two sons Ogden (7) and Kosmo (5) in their historic downtown Brunswick (GA) home.
To view ED's work, please visit www.edhose.com. While there, be sure to read the frequently asked questions [FAQ] section regarding ED's very sexy name-it's not her real name, but it is her legal name.hilarious! You can also email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For her most recent work and random ramblings, as well as frequent contests and give-aways, find her on Facebook ED HOSE ILLUSTRATION or peruse her blog www.edhosedrawingconclusions.blogspot.com.

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